Nako in media / Democratic oversight
10 February, 2023
Western components have no place in Russia’s arsenal
It is the Russian army's Achilles' heel
25 January, 2023
“The Egg Scandal”: Technical Mistakes, Incorrect Comparisons And Real Problems In The Army’s Provision
NAKO suggest looking through the recent days from a few different angles: Parliament, government, law enforcement and, of course, civil society, which made this story possible.  

11 January, 2023
"Now defense purchases are practically not accountable" - Olena Tregub
A colossal defense budget has increased the temptation for corrupt officials
11 January, 2023
The reform of Ukroboronprom cannot be stopped even in wartime - Olena Tregub
But the reform was delayed

1 December, 2022
We can take steps to stop Russia and Iran from getting Western technology for weapons production - Olena Tregub
The NAKO`s research has huge interest
28 November, 2022
The return of Crimea to Ukraine is the only way to punish russia for war crimes committed by its military on Ukraine`s territory - Olena Tregub
The return of Crimea no longer looks like a distant prospect
24 November, 2022
Iranian drones used in Ukraine built with western parts: Report
despite the US imposing punitive sanctions against Iran’s economy
8 July, 2022
Against all Odds: Ukraine’s Defence Reform Process
The reform process in Ukraine could present us with the opportunity to learn lessons and formulate future plans
4 July, 2022
Russian Ouroboros: How Corruption Became a Propaganda Weapon Against Ukraine

Within the first weeks of the invasion, Russia actively tried to justify the war with neo-nazies, secret nuclear and biological weapon programs and, of course, NATO’s expansion ambitions. At first, it somewhat impacted global public opinion, as the world knew little about Ukraine.

20 January, 2022
What will the Ukrainian army not receive in 2022?
In 2022, the Ministry of Defence needs UAH 129 billion. This is evidenced by the budget request. The state budget exceeded these expectations and financed the Ministry by more than UAH 133 billion. Yet, is this enough to fully provide for the Armed Forces of Ukraine?
29 December, 2021
Not stealing is not enough. How can Ukraine minimize corruption risks in the defence?
What would be the best way to assess the effectiveness of anti-corruption efforts in the defence sector?
10 December, 2021
By joining efforts, we hope to effectively minimize corruption – Ihor Chukhrai
Ministry of Defence is actively cooperating with expert civil society organizations on program, normative, organizational, educational
3 November, 2021
Agenda for Minister of Defence
The media and expert circles are actively discussing possible changes in a number of Cabinet officials, including Defenсe Minister Andriy Taran.
1 July, 2021
Postponing the Unpostponable: Is There Time for Anti-Corruption Strategy on the MPs’ Agenda?
Ukraine has not had an Anti-Corruption Strategy since 2017. This is a bad signal
19 April, 2021
Strategy for Defence Industry Development: forward to NATO or back to the USSR?
Will Ukroboronprom be transformed from a corrupt defence industry monster into a modern and efficient structure? Will reforming the Concern cement the Soviet principles of governance? Will it happen at all? 
2 April, 2021
Parliamentary oversight of intelligence services: why and how it should be strengthened
Reform of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) is one of the most pressing topics these days. It is one of the critical issues for Ukraine’s national security, but reform has been delayed for many years.
31 March, 2021
Ukraine searches for approach to classifying information
Ukraine searches for approach to classifying information. So far, it’s a hard choice between total classification and global transparency standards.
5 March, 2021
Why is Ukraine still not in NATO?
All defence procurement is under threat. On February 15, another deadline expired which was set by the President to develop and adopt the bylaws needed to implement the Law on Defence Procurement
22 January, 2021
Ministry of Scandals or Reforms: What did the Ministry for Strategic Industries remember for six months of its work?
NAKO decided to summarize the main results of the institution.
19 January, 2021
Saving Defence Procurement: What will the Ukrainian Army fight with?
It is now evident that the ministries failed to make timely preparations for the Law “On Defence Procurement” to operate properly early in the year.
15 January, 2021
Transparent and Accountable Security Service of Ukraine: Mission (Im)Possible?
Systemic corruption and the country’s resulting insufficient defence capacity were among the main reasons for its failure to confront Russian military aggression in 2014
14 December, 2020
Anticorruption and Accountability in Ukraine: what has changed?
Tregub spoke on post-2014 reforms in Ukraine
14 July, 2020
Appointment of Uruskiy: Tregub pointed at possible corruption risks
Tregub said that the selection and appointment process was far from transparent and too quick to take into consideration the professional opinion of experts and civil society
7 May, 2020
The Normandy Summit and Steinmeier Formula: Tregub's Forecast
NAKO Secretary General Olena Tregub spoke to Hromadske.International to discuss a number of issues
5 March, 2019
Ukroboronprom needs an international audit
Taras Yemchura stressed that firstly UOP needs an independent, international audit, only after that the discussion on whether UOP should or should not be liquidated is possible. 
5 March, 2019
UOP's Supervisory Board needs to be independent and professional
Taras Yemchura, NAKO's Analyst, gave comments on Bihus.Info investigation to Channel 4
3 March, 2019 investigation in the context of upcoming presidential elections
Hladkovskyi's corruption scheme and how it may affect the upcoming presidential elections were discussed
17 February, 2019
Risky Secrecy. What Causes Corruption in the Military Industrial Complex
Hanna Chabaray from Tyzhden journal writes about plundering in the army, namely about some data from the Ukrainian NGOs which analyze corruption in defence. She highlights the key corruption schemes in the military industrial comple
1 November, 2018
600 Years in the Defence Housing Queue
Ukraine still lives under the Soviet housing legislation, which guarantees free housing to military personnel. However, those who apply for it fruitlessly expect for decades, and the queue is only growing
13 July, 2018
Between Classifying and Declassifying
Blog by MP Svitlana Zalishchuk for Ukrayinska Pravda
18 June, 2018
NAKO Secretary General: Law on National Security Brings Defense and Security Sector of Ukraine Closer To NATO Standards
The Law on National Security is a framework law which differentiates functions between different bodies in defence and security sector of Ukraine similarly to how it works in NATO countries
4 April, 2018
Anti-graft watchdog halts cooperation with UkrOboronProm due to stalled reforms
The Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee, or NAKO, a Ukrainian non-government anti-graft watchdog, said on Dec. 26 it would withdraw from engagement with Ukrainian state-run defense industry concern UkrOboronProm
11 August, 2017
War and Business. Part 1
On the 25th anniversary of Independence Day parade, Ukrainians saw a new army, according to Petro Poroshenko. The military equipment for which was purchased or restored at the expense of taxpayers